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question about the cuting objects out of a photo

Sep 6, 2014, 02:55
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question about the cuting objects out of a photo
can someone tell how to cut multiple objects out of a photo.

If I'm using the lasso tool , when I create a path around the first object , how do I get it to make another path around the second object?

Do I have to cut the first one, and then use the original photo and then cut the second object ?

I have a photo with four soft drink bottles I want to edit, and I would like to know what the best way to do this is.
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Sep 6, 2014, 06:19 (This post was last modified: Sep 6, 2014 06:21 by fluffybunny2.)
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RE: question about the cuting objects out of a photo
(Sep 6, 2014 02:55)JaDan Wrote:  can someone tell how to cut multiple objects out of a photo.

If I'm using the lasso tool , when I create a path around the first object , how do I get it to make another path around the second object?

Do I have to cut the first one, and then use the original photo and then cut the second object

I have a photo with four soft drink bottles I want to edit, and I would like to know what the best way to do this is.
Hi JaDan,
I assume you are referring to the "Free Select" tool?
select the first bottle, then change the selection 'Mode' and select the remainder.


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Sep 6, 2014, 08:11
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RE: question about the cuting objects out of a photo
In addition to the selection modes, masks and paths, which you need to know about, there is a selection tool called a quick mask
Bottom of the selection menu -> toggle quick mask and the shortcut which is most used shift-Q

It can be used on its own or in conjunction with other selection tools and you paint on the canvas in white to make/add to a selection and black to subtract from a selection. the X key is your friend here which swaps FG/BG colours.

[Image: OAL5acz.jpg]

I could have chosen a better image as a demo, but I painted in the selections and a freehand GF. Toggle QM off and it looks like this. with left and right bottles selected.

[Image: JJkafB8.jpg]

Very useful for cleaning up selections made with one of the other tools.

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Sep 8, 2014, 23:16
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RE: question about the cuting objects out of a photo
thanks a bunch!
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